Lily of the Nile
A Novel of Cleopatra's DaughterBook - 2011
Heiress of one empire and prisoner of another, it is up to the daughter of Cleopatra to save her brothers and reclaim what is rightfully hers...
To Isis worshippers, Princess Selene and her twin brother Helios embody the divine celestial pair who will bring about a Golden Age. But when Selene's parents are vanquished by Rome, her auspicious birth becomes a curse.
Trapped in an empire that reviles her heritage and suspects her faith, the young messianic princess struggles for survival in a Roman court of intrigue. She can't hide the hieroglyphics that carve themselves into her hands, nor can she stop the emperor from using her powers for his own ends.
Faced with a new and ruthless Caesar who is obsessed with having a Cleopatra of his very own, Selene is determined to resurrect her mother's dreams and succeed where she failed. But in a treacherous political game where the only rule is win or die, there's no telling what success will cost her...
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Selene, daughter of Cleopatra and Marc Antony, is brought to Rome in chains following the suicide of her mother. She, along with her twin brother Alexander Helios and younger brother Ptolemy Philadelphus are raised in the emporer's household. Selene quickly realizes that in order to stay alive, she must allow herself to be used as a pawn in the emperor's political games. But she must also find the balance between protecting herself and her brothers from harm, and staying true to who she is. ---See my full review here: http://throughthebookvine.blogspot.com/2011/03/lily-of-nile.html
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